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Old Jul 10th 2012, 8:22 pm
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I was under the impression that here in the good-ol' US of A where consumer protection is almost non existent compared to Blighty, that the BBB - Better Business Bureau - was a lone voice in the storm...

It seems not - it seems that it too is just another nightmare.
http://www.fiadservices.com/fiad-ser...siness-bureau/

Is this right?
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While it costs to belong, I think Angie's List is about as trustworthy as you are going to get over here.

BBB if the company has a bad report stay away, if they have a good one look to confirm it somewhere else as well.
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Old Jul 10th 2012, 10:33 pm
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Consumer Protection?

LOL for the day there
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Old Jul 10th 2012, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by HarryTheSpider View Post
that the BBB - Better Business Bureau - was a lone voice in the storm...

BBB is a sham.

Use these guys instead: http://www.ripoffreport.com/
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Old Jul 10th 2012, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by fatbrit View Post
BBB is a sham.

Use these guys instead: http://www.ripoffreport.com/
Cheers FatBrit - wasn't aware of that one.
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Originally Posted by HarryTheSpider View Post
Cheers FatBrit - wasn't aware of that one.

It's a locally run site -- think it's based out of Snottsdale. Been on the web for years, though it used to be called the worsebusinessbureau. They never remove complaints from the database.....unlike BBB.

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Consumer Protection?

LOL for the day there
Thats what I thought when I saw the thread title - wasn't disappointed
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Originally Posted by HarryTheSpider View Post
I was under the impression that here in the good-ol' US of A where consumer protection is almost non existent compared to Blighty, that the BBB - Better Business Bureau - was a lone voice in the storm...

It seems not - it seems that it too is just another nightmare.
http://www.fiadservices.com/fiad-ser...siness-bureau/

Is this right?
Is this the 2010 investigation? This led to them changing how they do ratings. Being a member no longer gains points (how they now encourage members to pay up I do not know)
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Old Jul 11th 2012, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
While it costs to belong, I think Angie's List is about as trustworthy as you are going to get over here.
Angie's List becomes Rush Limbaugh's new sponsor
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Just a few Angie's List competitors...
http://www.yelp.com
http://www.servicemagic.com
http://www.insiderpages.com
http://www.judysbook.com
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Originally Posted by fatbrit View Post
BBB is a sham.

Use these guys instead: http://www.ripoffreport.com/
Thanks. Now I know to stay away from this guy;
http://www.ripoffreport.com/astrolog...b-he-8804A.htm
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Originally Posted by cluedweasel View Post
Thanks. Now I know to stay away from this guy;
http://www.ripoffreport.com/astrolog...b-he-8804A.htm
I generally like the idea of calling out some of the astrologers and psychics as fake.
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